Getting married? Consider having a destination wedding

Picture standing on a white, sandy beach surrounded in tropical flowers, or imagine saying your vows in one of Ireland’s historical castles. If you can dream it, you can make it happen. Having a destination wedding isn’t only about where you’ll be - it’s also about visiting a place you’ve always wanted to go and sharing that experience with the person you’ve devoted your life to.

Every wedding comes with a long list of questions and concerns, and many couples fear the unexpected when it comes to planning a destination wedding. There may be worry about the cost, or anxiety about booking a venue over the phone or in email. The truth is, having a destination wedding isn’t any more expensive or stressful than getting married close to home. In fact, there are many destinations you can choose from that can actually save you money in the long run. A great travel agent can help you sort out all the details and make sure that you aren’t left with unpleasant surprises.

If you’re planning to book a destination wedding, make sure you give yourself a good head start. Nothing can prepare you better than having the time to cover all your bases so you aren’t rushing around at the last minute. Don’t overlook an offer of help from a well-meaning friend or family member, and don’t sweat the small stuff. Nobody is going to notice that your flowers are a few shades off or care that they were served red wine instead of white.

The most important part of your journey will be the reflection upon your friends, family, and most important of all - your new spouse, and that reflection should be nothing less than perfect joy.

by Colleen Ludgate on 12/09/2013 in Local Events